|−|Hi, I'm Chris Gough and I hail from from Canberra, Australia. Despite rumours to the contrary, I'm NOT this guy: |+|
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|−|http://www.sott.net/articles/show/205982-Meet-Lt-Col-Chris -Gough- Killing-by-Drone-and -Proud-of-It |+|
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|−|Instead, I'm a software developer, working as a technical manager for the Australian Government (Dept. of Environment). Among other things, my interest in Paparazzi is as a nice technical challenge to keep me sane after reading/writing documents and going to meetings all day. |+|
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|−|My paparazzi rig is still an EasyStar, but I'll move that into my much larger QueenBee flying wing sooner or later.. . along with an FPV video kit (if I can figure out how to stop it jamming the modem) and a still camera. I regularly practice my manual control with an overpowered Windrider Bee (450W@900g, propped for ~40m/ s). It's a bit twitchy but it bounces better than a funjet. I'm also gradually tooling- up my shed for vacuum bagging projects, but have no plans, time or space for a homebuilt CNC router (more's the pity). |+|
|−|I use a TWOG, 2.4 Mhz zigbee modems use 36MHz radio gear. | |
|−|Long term, I'd like to routinely patrol/survey a farm taking geo- referenced digital photographs, and develop a ground- based post- processing facility to stitch/authorectify/etc them into a geodatabase... I entertain the fantasy of one day building an automated kangaroo/cow/plant detector. | |
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know a friendly farmer who lets me fly over her 300 Acre paddock, home to 90 cows (and probably as many kangaroos). I'm pretty sure my flights there are safe and legal. |+|
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Revision as of 05:19, 10 August 2010
Hi, I'm Chris Gough, and I like sending rambling left-handed emails to the paparazi mailing list and taking long walks on the beach.
Despite rumors to the contrary I'm DEFINITELY NOT this guy:
I'm a software developer from Canberra (Australia) and the guy behind aerofu.com.